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Fringe: The Ghost Network

A bizarre incident on a bus leaves the passengers asphyxiated in transparent silicon, and the only "witness" is a man who is psychically linked with the individual responsible.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x3
Production Number: 3T7652
Airdate: Tuesday September 23rd, 2008

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky 1) Oct 19, 2008
NL (Net 5) Sep 20, 2009

Guest Stars
Zak OrthZak Orth
As Roy McComb
Peter HermannPeter Hermann
As Grant Davidson
David LansburyDavid Lansbury
As Businessman
Brian TarantinaBrian Tarantina
As Nice Guy

Co-Guest Stars
Peggy ScottPeggy Scott
As Mrs. Scott
David FontenoDavid Fonteno
As Father Kent
Clark JacksonClark Jackson
As Young Pastor
Kevin IsolaKevin Isola
As Technician
Brandon GillBrandon Gill
As Student
Jasper McGruderJasper McGruder
As Control Room Tech
Chris FischerChris Fischer
As Uni Cop
Mira TzurMira Tzur
As Anna Jiminez
Main Cast
Anna TorvAnna Torv
As Olivia Dunham
Joshua JacksonJoshua Jackson
As Peter Bishop
Lance ReddickLance Reddick
As Phillip Broyles
Blair BrownBlair Brown
As Nina Sharp
Jasika NicoleJasika Nicole
As Astrid Farnsworth
John NobleJohn Noble
As Dr. Walter Bishop
Kirk AcevedoKirk Acevedo
As Charlie Francis
Mark ValleyMark Valley
As John Scott


At St. Anne’s Cathedral, Roy comes in to confess and asks the priest if he believes in God and the Devil talking to people. Ray talks about seeing things: a man getting on a public bus. The man observes a woman sitting nearby holding a blue back pack. He opens a case and takes out a gas mask and a gas cylinder. He puts on the mask and unleashes the gas on the other passengers, then takes the back pack and exits. Roy begs for it to stop and runs out. he drops a piece of paper with screaming faces on it...

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Episode Quotes
Olivia: He used me, Charlie. And he told me he loved me.
Charlie: I wasn’t going to tell you this, but he said he loved me too.

Peter: You brought your own sweetener?
Walter: Don’t be ridiculous. My medication.
Peter: You’re not on any medication, Walter.
Walter: Of course I am. I've been making it myself in the lab.
Peter: Oh, I wish you were joking.

Walter: There was something important… Oh! I’ve decided on the pancakes. Blueberry.
Peter: That’s great, Walter. Did somebody call me on the phone?
Walter: Oh! That’s what was important. Something about a bus.

Broyles: Forgive me, Dr. Bishop. I like to think I have an open mind. but I have a hard time accepting that that man is hearing another person’s thoughts.
Walter: Oh yes, so do I. Which is why I would like to prove it.
Peter: And how would you do that?
Walter: Am I required to keep him alive?
Olivia: That would probably be best.

Walter: If my hypothesis is correct, he is picking up the thoughts of another human being, they will leave a distinct signature
Peter: And you think well be able to identify whose thoughts they are?
Walter: That’s preposterous. But I may be able to intercept them.

Peter: What’s happening?
Walter: No idea. But I’m extremely interested to find out.

Peter: He was a sophomore volunteering for psych experiments. Did you ever even bother to explain to him what you were doing?
Walter: Well, it wouldn’t have been a very secret experiment if I had!

Astrid: Wait, you want to rewire his brain?
Walter: Not without his permission. It would be a minor surgery.
Peter: Minor brain surgery. Emphasis not on the minor.

Walter: Are you taking any medications, prescribed or illicit? You can be truthful, I won’t judge. In fact, if the answer is “no,” I may encourage some drug use.

Peter: When I was nine years old I think I wanted to be a brontosaurus.

Peter: You know, they say the psych profiles of cops and criminals are pretty much identical. Ever considered a life of crime?
Olivia: No dental.

Walter: How was the old house? How was Rufus?
Peter: Well, the house is just like we left it, but we put Rufus to sleep almost 20 years ago, Walter.
Walter: Oh. That’s terrible news.

Roy: What the hell was that?
Walter: Oh, that was your body’s normal muscle response. It’s perfectly natural. You may also experience an involuntary bowel movement.
Peter: Great.

Walter: Oh my god!
Roy: What’s wrong?
Walter: I believe with proper demodulation, you could receive satellite television for free.
Peter: Okay, fun time’s over!

Olivia: How are you feeling?
Roy: My head hurts a little, but, um, Dr. Bishop gave me something fro the pain.
Walter: Vicodin. That’s it, I promise.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorJ.J. Abrams  |  Alex Kurtzman  |  Roberto Orci
Executive ProducerJeff Pinkner  |  Alex Graves  |  Bryan Burk  |  Roberto Orci  |  Alex Kurtzman  |  J.J. Abrams
Co-Executive ProducerFelicia D. Henderson  |  David H. Goodman
Supervising ProducerJ.R. Orci
ProducerFrederick E.O. Toye  |  Paul Edwards (1)  |  Robert M. Williams, Jr.
Co-ProducerBrad Caleb Kane
Consulting ProducerJason Cahill  |  John Litvack  |  Darin Morgan
Associate ProducerTamara Isaac
Production DesignerAnne Stuhler
EditorJon Dudkowski
CastingCindy Tolan
Unit Production ManagerDana J. Kuznetzkoff
First Assistant DirectorGary Rake
Second Assistant DirectorAmy Lynn (1)
MusicMichael Giacchino
Music EditorStephen M. Davis  |  Paul Apelgren
Music SupervisorCharles L. Scott IV  |  Billy Gottlieb
Costume DesignerJoanna Brett
HairstylistStephen Bishop (3)
Key GripSal Lanza
Set DecoratorBeth Kushnick
Location ManagerDamon Gordon
Property MasterPeter Gelfman
Script SupervisorCatherine Gore
Production CoordinatorDhana Gilbert
Post Production SupervisorDaniel Rodriguez (2)
Supervising Sound EditorThomas A. Harris
Re-Recording MixerTom Dahl  |  Mark D. Fleming
GafferTim Guinness
Director of PhotographyTom Yatsko
Stunt CoordinatorShauna Duggins
Sound MixerLarry Hoff
Main Title ThemeJ.J. Abrams
Visual Effects SupervisorJay Worth  |  Chris Scollard
Main Title DesignAndrew Kramer
Production AccountantVincent J. Robinette
Department Head Make-upKymbra Kelly
Original CastingApril Webster
Additional MusicChad Seiter
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